So, here I am, ready to start dating again. I’ve been out of commission for a really long time. It took me four years to get out of hiding, and almost a decade to unearth myself from hiding behind packages of snack food and vats of wine. Essentially, I was hiding. I was avoiding the chance of someone tearing my heart away from me again. But that time has passed and I’m ready. I’m not hiding anymore.
I kept thinking, maybe sometime soon. Maybe I’ll just throw my hat in the ring online and see what happens. And so I did. And now I have a date…or three. Which means that I’ve not only got to show off the emotional goods, but the physical ones as well. When I put some thought to it, this is the look I think I might rock at one of them.
At the end of the day, it’s just coffee, but to me it means so much more. It means that the period I thought would never end, that period of being sad and losing sleep over the disintegration of something that was never really wonderful to begin with, has come to an end. I’d like to start this one in a relaxed state. If I could wear pajamas on a date, I would. And so, this is about as close to pajamas as I can get without actually showing up in a Snuggie with a bowl of popcorn.
So, this is how I’m dressing for a summer coffee date. The necklace is a special piece: it’s a handcrafted gift from a dear friend, designer Angelo Lambrou, who told me someday I would feel powerful enough to wear it. Today’s the day.
Watch out, world. It’s on.
What I’m wearing: C & C California Cashmere Blend Dolman Sweater, Bar III Printed Shorts (no longer available, similar styles available from Macy’s here), Jimmy Choo Abel Degrade Suede-Metallic Pump in Nude, handmade necklace from Africa, CC Skye Pyramid bracelet (no longer available, similar styles here), vintage gold bangles, Alexis Bittar Ophelia Vine ring, Juicy Couture Pave Teardrop Orbital Earrings, COVERGIRL Outlast Nail Gloss in Constant Caribbean